Bullet Blaster

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Not to be confused with Bill Blaster.
Bullet Blaster
MKT Icon BulletBlaster.png
The Bullet Blaster in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class MKDD: Light
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Speed, Acceleration
Weak stats MKDD: Weight
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Bullet Blaster is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It is shaped like a Banzai Bill with a large yellow rotor surrounding the exhaust pipe.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Bullet Blaster first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Bowser Jr.'s unlockable kart. Like Diddy Kong's Barrel Train, the Bullet Blaster is one of the fastest lightweight karts in the game. It is also the lightest kart in the game, and can be knocked around by any other kart of any weight class. Another one of the kart's good stats is its acceleration, which is lower than the regular lightweight kart, but still better than a heavyweight. Its horn makes the sound of a noisemaker. The Bullet Blaster is unlocked by completing the Special Cup in 50cc.

In terms of its actual stats, while the Bullet Blaster does have a three star acceleration stat, it is one of the weaker accelerating karts, equalling the Red Fire, Turbo Birdo, and Parade Kart. Also, its top speed, with four stars, is tied with that of the Barrel Train, DK Jumbo, and Piranha Pipes. Lastly, although the Bullet Blaster is a lightweight kart, with a one-star weight, it is tied with the Koopa King for having the slowest off-road speed in the game.

The Bullet Blaster, Red Fire, and Green Fire share the same engine sound.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bullet Blaster returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it appears as a Normal kart. Its design has been updated to be more in line with the Banzai Bill's appearances post-New Super Mario Bros., but with the same yellow rotor as in Double Dash!!. The platform is absent, and the handlebar joints were moved to make room for the driver's emblem. It uses the Roller tires, being a mix of their appearances from Mario Kart 7 (black tire treads) and Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (yellow center), although footage of the Bowser's Shell item showed the kart with the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 instead.[1] The Bullet Blaster increases speed boosts and points resulted from successful Rocket Starts.

The game introduces a red variant of the Bullet Blaster, named the Bull's-Eye Banzai, which also has the Normal classification. It also introduces a silver variant, simply named the Silver Bullet Blaster, which is classified as a High-End kart.

The Bullet Blaster is normally available in regular pipes and the Daily Selects, but it has also been made available through other means. The following table shows instances of special availability for this kart by tour.

Tour Available in / as
New Year's Tour Tour gift
(167 Grand Stars)
Baby Rosalina Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars)
Pirate Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars)
Halloween Tour (2020) Token Shop
(15 event tokens)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Bullet Blaster also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. When used on a fighter in The Subspace Emissary, it increases their launch power by 50 points.

In the North American version of the game, the Bullet Bill trophy mistakenly gives the name "Bullet Blaster" for its special cannon. This is corrected to "Bill Blaster" in the PAL version.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • Speed Gold star.png Gold star.png Gold star.png Gold star.png
  • Acceleration Gold star.png Gold star.png Gold star.png
  • Weight Gold star.png

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Rocket Start.png Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar T.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain R.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City.png
3DS Neo Bowser City
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1R.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R**
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1R.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1R
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2RT.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T
MKT Icon Airship Fortress.png
DS Airship Fortress
MKT Icon Airship Fortress R.png
DS Airship Fortress R

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
Bullet Blaster Sticker.png Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Launch Power +50

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムカート
Magunamu Kāto
Banzai Kart
Spanish Bólido Bala Bullet Racing Car
French Bill Boum From Bill Balle (Bullet Bill) and boum ("boom")
German Willi-Blaster Bill Blaster
Italian Pallottobolide Bullet Racing Car
Portuguese (NOA) Bólido Bala Bullet Racing Car
Chinese (Traditional) 大炮彈刺客賽車
Dà pàodàn cìkè sàichē
Large Bullet Bill Racing Car

Trivia[edit]

Normally, the Bullet Blaster would easily be pushed around by the Goo-Goo Buggy.

References[edit]